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July 15, 2014Lubricants maker Calumet Specialty Products says it has finalized amendments to its $1-billion revolving credit agreement. The agreement is with a syndicate of banks and matures in...
July 4, 2014China Rerun Chemical Group (Daqing), a producer of lubricant products for the domestic automotive, industrial and agricultural markets today reported unaudited results for the three...
June 30, 2014Chevron Phillips Chemical (CPChem; The Woodlands, TX) plans to begin a 100,000-m.t./year expansion of its Cedar Bayou normal alpha-olefins (NAO; also called linear alpha-olefins) plant in Baytown, TX, in July 2015. The company says its board has approved the project, which has already obtained the necessary environmental permit from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)....
June 26, 2014Afton Chemical (Richmond, VA), part of NewMarket Corp., has held a ground breaking ceremony for a previously announced chemical additives manufacturing facility on Jurong Island...
May 27, 2014BASF today announced the construction of a new plant to manufacture polyalkylene glycol (PAG)–based lubricants at its Ludwigshafen site. The facility will start operations by the...
May 7, 2014Innospec has reported first-quarter net income down 6% year-on-year (YOY), to $16.9 million, on sales up 11%, to $220.7 million. Adjusted earnings, excluding some foreign currency and...
May 1, 2014TPC Group (Houston) says its board has approved funds to proceed with the engineering of a third production unit for highly reactive polyisobutylenes. The capacity will address increased demand spurred by changes in lubricating oil standards....
April 30, 2014Chemtura today reported net earnings of $10 million, compared with a net loss of $18 million in the year-ago quarter, on sales up 5% year-on-year (YOY), to $556 million. Adjusted...
April 29, 2014Lubricants maker Quaker Chemical today reported first-quarter net income down tk% year-on-year (YOY), to $12.7 million, or 96 cts/share, on sales up 3%, to $181.7 million. Net income...
February 28, 2014Calumet Specialty Products announced today that it has acquired United Petroleum Company (Gilbert, AZ), the producer of Quantum-brand lubricants. Calumet calls Quantum, which was...